COVID-19 is a disease caused by a newly identified coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. It has been diagnosed in multiple locations worldwide and has received widespread attention from public health authorities and the news media. We are closely monitoring and following guidance from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and are in close contact with state and local health authorities. For more information about COVID-19, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update page.
Influenza (also called flu) is a viral infection that attacks the nose, throat and lungs. Flu symptoms usually last three to seven days. The flu is different from a cold and typically causes more severe symptoms and complications than cold viruses. For more about the flu, including symptoms and information about flu shots, visit our Flu Information page.